Bristol Bar

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Almirante 20, Madrid, 28004

Price guide: Mid-range

Bristol Bar

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#37 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Nightlife, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of Bristol Bar

Thought gin was just for drinking? You don't know what you're missing.

They're really into gin at the Bristol Bar. As well as serving a pretty damn fabulous gin and tonic, just how you like it, they use it in the kitchen too. Run by Brit Ellie Baker and her Spanish husband Fran Rodriguez, the restaurant serves British favourites with a bit of American and Asian thrown into the mix. Open all day from breakfast till late, this is a good choice for a full meal, evening drinks or bar snacks. And useful for families too - don't worry, they won't serve your kids a gin milkshake.

Food and drink: 

There are sausages, burgers, fish and chips and steak and Guinness pie, as well as rib-eye steak and fish cakes. At lunchtime there's a good-value set menu. They do English breakfast and brunch on Saturdays. Starters include scorpion fish terrine with a gin reduction. Yes really! For dessert there's gin and tonic on a plate (involving jelly and sorbet), brownies, cheesecake and apple pie. You can have sandwiches, salads and other snacks at the bar, and they do afternoon tea too. 

Ambience: 

Trendy vibe. Particularly busy in early evening when people drop in for after-work cocktails.

Service: 

Friendly enough, but they're not exactly all over you.

Location: 

Las Salesas is an upmarket shopping area with quite a few independent boutiques and also art galleries to explore. 

Price advice: 

The set lunch is 11.90 euros. Mains go from 8.50 euros for a massive sausage sandwich to around 20 euros for steaks and 22 euros for roast beef with all the trimmings. Brunch is 16-21 euros. Afternoon tea is a very reasonable 4.90 euros.

More information on Bristol Bar:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
American, British, International, Mediterranean
Address:
Calle Almirante 20, Madrid, 28004
Telephone:
91 522 4568
Website:
http://www.bristolbar.es
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Wed 9am-12.30am, Thur-Fri 9am-2.30am, Sat 11am-2.30am. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
fish and chips, roast beef, gin

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